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    Padres' Casey Kelly throws in bullpen for first time in two weeks
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (1:24 pm ET) Padres starting pitcher Casey Kelly (groin) threw a side session in the bullpen Friday, per U-T San Diego. It's been two weeks since Kelly has thrown in the bullpen.

    "He's back in the mix, which is great," Padres manager Bud Black said Friday. "Casey felt so great (coming into camp) that the groin injury was a little bit of a setback, but better now than later in spring. We're going to have to monitor his work, even when the season starts. But he'll be fine."


    Mets RP Bobby Parnell (elbow) will pitch in game March 11
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (12:58 pm ET) Mets reliever Bobby Parnell (elbow) said he will pitch in a game March 11, per NJ.com. However, Parnell is uncertain if he will make his spring debut against the Marlins or pitch in a minor-league game.

    "It's the next step," Parnell said.


    Twins' Ryan not worried about Josmil Pinto's hamstring injury
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (12:53 pm ET) Twins catcher Josmil Pinto is sidelined in camp due to a hamstring injury. However, the injury is not considered serious.

    General manager Terry Ryan said Pinto tweaked his hamstring during a drill, per the Pioneer Press.

    "I'm not too worried about it," Ryan said.


    Dodgers' Greinke (elbow) set to make first spring start Wednesday
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (12:47 pm ET) Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke (elbow) threw 36 pitches during his first live batting practice session Wednesday, per The Orange County Register. Greinke is slated to make his first spring start Wednesday against the Cubs.

    Yankees' Tanaka, Sabathia getting closer to pitching in spring game
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (12:41 pm ET) Yankees starting pitchers Masahiro Tanaka and CC Sabathia are progressing in their preparation for the start of the season, per MLB.com. 

    Sabathia, who is coming off knee surgery, reported no issues after throwing 20 pitches in batting practice Thursday. Tanaka, who missed time in 2014 due to an elbow injury, will face hitters in a simulated game Friday.

    Manager Joe Girardi said Sabathia will throw one more sim game before making his spring debut. Tanaka, however, will have to wait a little longer for his first spring action.

    "Last year, we were trying to learn [about] him, and he was trying to learn us and learn the league," Girardi said of Tanaka. "I think this year, it's just important that we do what we feel is best for him.

    "These guys are going to compete and understand the work they have to get in, whether it's a simulated game or a regular game. You can say all you want it's competition, but the competition you're going to face in April is different than the competition you're going to face now, because guys don't stay in the whole game and you don't get to go through all your pitches. There's a little bit more of an edge come April 1."


    A's OF Josh Reddick scratched from lineup with oblique strain
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (12:32 pm ET) Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick was scratched from Friday's spring lineup against the Diamondbacks due to a right oblique strain. Manager Bob Melvin said Reddick injured himself during drills Friday morning, but he's hopeful Reddick will be sidelined for only a few days.

    “I went to grab the chain link to try to pull myself up and felt a pop,” Reddick said, per the San Francisco Chronicle.

    Reddick, who is expected to undergo an MRI, was limited to 109 games in 2014 due to knee issues. He has played less than 115 games the last two seasons and has played more than 115 games just once in six MLB seasons.

    Reddick missed two months during the 2009 season due to a Grade 2 oblique strain on his left side. Reddick hurt his left oblique in '09 swinging a bat.

    "That felt like I was stabbed with a knife," he said. "I went down to the ground. Everything hurt: coughing, sneezing, breathing, everything killed me. This time, nothing bothers me. Sneezing, resistance rotation kind of grabs it, but this doesn’t feel like that one.”

    Reddick has a career .245 average, .305 on-base percentage, .431 slugging percentage and .736 OPS. Reddick is penciled in to be the A's starting right fielder.


    Yankees' Girardi getting closer to playing A-Rod in the field
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (12:23 pm ET) Alex Rodriguez will make his second spring appearance at DH for the Yankees on Friday against the Pirates. While manager Joe Girardi feels Rodriguez is physically ready to play in the field, he is holding off a little longer before starting Rodriguez at third base.

    "Right now, I think at-bats are the most important thing," Girardi said, per MLB.com. "And I think sometimes if you want to leave him in a little longer, it's easier to do it as a DH.

    "I talked to him the other day, and he said he's ready to go at third. That's not an issue."


    Padres OF Justin Upton scratched Friday due to illness
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (12:15 pm ET) Padres outfielder Justin Upton was scratched from Friday's spring game against the White Sox due to illness, per U-T San Diego. He was replaced in the lineup by Rymer Liriano.

    "He's not feeling great," manager Bud Black said. "He should be back in a day or two, once he gets back to close to 100 percent. He's just a little bit under the weather. In this case, how he's feeling, it just doesn't make sense for him to be around the ballpark."

    Upton hit a solo home run during his spring debut Wednesday.

    "He's been working hard these first 10 days of camp, and leading up to camp, he was working hard," Black said. "This won't hurt him, a few days off the field."


    Indians' Gavin Floyd sidelined due to soreness unrelated to elbow
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (12:04 pm ET) Indians starting pitcher Gavin Floyd said Friday his live batting practice session Wednesday was shut down after seven pitches due to "general soreness," per MLB.com. Manager Terry Francona said Floyd's general soreness is unrelated to the fractured elbow he suffered in June.

    Floyd said he is not concerned about a setback. Pitching coach Mickey Callaway said the next step in Floyd's progression is still to be determined

    Francona said he told Floyd not to focus on deadlines, such as opening day. Francona added it is important to have Floyd at 100 percent -- no matter the date.


    Mariners SP James Paxton feels good after 30-pitch bullpen session
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (11:57 am ET) Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton (forearm) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Friday. He reported no soreness and will throw another bullpen session in a few days, per the Tacoma News Tribune.

     
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